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agree on some of the big things. we agree that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt, we need to get our fiscal house in order. we agree that to do that, both sides are going to have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >> if the key players do reach a deal, congressional leaders will have to bring it back for their members to vote. it's almost an automatic no vote for republicans elected with tea party backing and democrats promised to keep entitlements as it. the leaders were getting testy on the house floor friday. >> i'm one of those who strongly believes we aught to pay for what we buy. but i also believe that we aught not to put this country on the brink of financial chaos and bring us down in the eyes of the world. >> let's just review some of the statistics, mr. speaker. there have been 2 1/2 million jobs lost since this president took office. >> negotiators need a deal in the next few days. because it will take three weeks to write the bill, tweak it, and push it through both houses n. washington, caroline shively, fox news.
and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: aides say house speaker john boehner called president obama saturday night and told him republicans would push for a smaller debt deal, just enough to cut about $2 trillion over 10 years and increase the debt ceiling by about that much. republicans say democrats' insistence on tax increases have forced them to call for a smaller deal. the administration calls that strategy insufficient. >> we need to do something very substantial to bring our long term deficits down over time in a way that's good for the economy so we give more support to the economy still healing. >> reporter: even if these negotiators strike a deal, they still have to sell it. democrats and republicans are pushing their leaders to stand their ground. rich edson, fox business. >> joining me now with more on the progress of these debt negotiations, maryland congressman chris van holland who
what it really takes to make it to the national level. >>> the temperatures are heating up in a big way. how hot will it get as we head into the new week. you'll want to hear this one. >>> a standoff tonight over a tourist favorite. i'm will thomas. we are talking about pedicabs. the numbers are on the rise, and so is the tension. now there could be new rules for these guys. roz plater is in the newsroom to start us off. >> the drivers say they feel under siege from all sides after five years relatively problem free, now d.c. is set to impose a new set of regulations. >> reporter: the pedicab drivers will be the first to tell you their numbers are growing. but they say so is the tension between them and park police on the national mall. >> this year more than last we're being treated something like prostitutes out here, where it's a crime where most of the time the cops look the other way, but every now and then they bust some heads. >> reporter: tension came to a head friday evening when an officer arrested one of the drivers and chased him. witnesses claim it was unprovoked. >> the pa
news. >>> and back to our other big story tonight, the punishing heat that continues to grip our region. here we are after 10:00 tonight live in d.c. and it's 90 degrees outside, feels like 99 degrees, but it's a bit cooler than it was this afternoon. get this. dulles registered the hottest temperature ever on record today, 105 degrees and in the district at times it felt like 120 degrees. sue palka with us now. is it ever going to stop? >> it's hard to almost put into words what we've been through and what i'm noticing is people that have lived in d.c. all their lives, we don't remember anything like this, widespread heat indexes of 115 to 120. the 120 we hit in d.c. which is what it feels like, that combination of heat and humidity, we don't it really keep records on that, but one of the guys at the weather service did a calculation and says you have to go back to july 16th, 1980, to find a day more humid than today. so if it feels like it's been decades, folks, it has. we hope it will be decades before we do it again, shawn. we had a few cooling thunderstorm earlier today and that he
where that big window is. i hot footed it into the hall as fast as i could go. and it missed my car. >> reporter: a night of fireworks this year on the 3rd of july. >> reporter: back live showing you one of the examples of power issues. as for the dress rehearsal for the concert, it went on as planned. but without an audience. capitol police trying to close the west front of the u.s. capitol tonight as a precaution because of the uncertain weather. >> don't want to take chances. bob barnard thank you. >>> a fire at a church sent one firefighter to the hospital and caused thousands of dollars in damage. the firefighter was hurt battling the flames here in marvin chapel methodist church. flames were seen shooting through the roof when emergency crews arrived. they believe a lightning strike is responsible for starting the fire. we spoke with several people who said yes, our church is small, but has a large impact in the community. >> i'm hoping that we will rebuild, and serve the community. and i'm sure we will. we don't giver up easily. >> ma
and 10 ounces, and he's 20 inches long and and he is -- has big hands and feet. [ laughter ] >> every delivery is a big occasion for the family, and this would definitely rank in my top 10. >> reporter: jeff petronic is the nurse who helped coordinate the not-so-common connection. >> and that is a great day. >> reporter: mom was due on tuesday but little richard came early and everyone was ready. including his 12-year-old sister alyssa. >> i just -- they're so huge. i love them. i'm see excited. >> reporter: they just kind of took over and -- >> they just kind of took over and helped us so much. i didn't really have to worry about anything. it was amazing. >> reporter: denise said she will be okay until dad comes home, which can't come son enough for the whole -- soon enough for the whole family. >> i am a proud soldier of the country and do what i'm told and honorably. the best of both worlds. >> i don't have words to describe how happy i am, really, it's overwhelming. >> that was mark zinny reporting. this is james' first time to afghanistan but his third deployment. he will be back
of the hill -- cusack managing editor of the hill and tom fitzgerald, thank you. >>> another big story we're following, the heat is on again, the d.c. region hitting record high temperatures today. all three airports reached temps over 100 degrees. fox 5's gary mcgrady is in the weather center. it just keeps getting hotter and hotter. is there any relief in sight at all? >> there is. keep in mind this 104 degrees that we had today which was a record hadn't had this kind of heat since august of 1997, it's just a one day wonder, okay? at least this extreme stuff is not going to stick around. we'll cool back down a little bit heading into the weekend. we're talking about this. did you realize that last year we tied for the hottest july ever. well this, year no. we're surpassing that. we're going to the hottest july ever. that's pretty much a done deal. still a couple more days left, but barring any unusual cooling event i don't think that's going to happen. we had record highs today at all three major airports, dulles, reagan and bwi. dulles was 103, bwi 101 and national i just mentioned tem
, a concern being if there's a big selloff there it could have a similar effect here in the u.s. at the white house mike emanuel, fox 5 news. >>> coming up at the bottom of the hour we'll go in depth as the stalemate continues on the hill. analysts on both sides of the political aisle will join us live in the studio at 10:30 tonight. >>> the death toll in norway now tops 90 and we're learn morgue about the suspect believed to be behind the -- more about the suspect believed to be behind the attacks. thousands around the world tonight are mourning including some here in the d.c. area. fox 5's roz plater is in the newsroom with the latest. >> that tragedy a world away hits home harder for some folks in our area who survived a homegrown terror attack at virginia tech four years ago and tonight they wanted to show their solidarity. >> reporter: sunset at the washington monument and four friends holding candlelight vigils all at the campus of virginia tech four years ago when a gunman killed 32 and wounded 25 and they share a bond with the people of norway. >> we are receiving so much global suppo
, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> last night in texas a father took his son to buy a new glove before they went to see their hometown rangers play in a baseball game, but no one could imagine how quickly their fun night would turn to tragedy. lindsay murphy joins us now with the details. >> for kids and adults alike it's fun to go to a baseball game and hope to catch a home run or foul ball and if a player tosses one your direction, that's even better, but sometimes trying to get that souvenir can be dangerous and even turn tragic, as we learn from a baseball game in texas last night. it happened in the 2nd inning of last night's athletics/rangers game. texas outfielder josh hamilton tossed a foul ball up into the stand towards 39-year-old fire
and volunteers were involved in the big project. >> you must have had the hundreds of thousands donated in terms of labor and material. can't explain to you how moving it was and. >> reporter: you know what they say in the real estate business, location, location, location. this was perfect for adam with a surrounding open road. >> seeing my injuries, they caused me to realizeef day could be my last. i do everything i can to live my life to the fullest and this is what i picked up after getting wounded. >> reporter: the motorcycle club made up of all military and law enforcement came to support the friend and club president on this special day. looking forward to seeing them again on the next ride in frederick, paul rafael, fox 5 news. >>> a sign of more tegs to come between the u.s. and pakistan. pakistan's president met with iran's supreme leader in tehran today. the iranian leader said the u.s. is the biggest enemy to pakistan's national unity. the u.s.-pakistan relationship has been on a downward spiral since the raid that killed osama bin laden
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